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15 Songs for your February | 2016

Your Bob Segar vinyl is great obviously. Don’t quit the classic rock station. Don’t throw out your 80’s mixtape with Paula Abdul and cartoon cat that raps that she seems to be having sexual relations with. But, every once and a while you should hear new music so you don’t inhibit your neuroplasticity and your brain doesn’t begin to grow pathways that can never recover. But what do I know I’m a guy that listens to music for a living, not a rocket surgeon.

1. Feels | “Close My Eyes” | Los Angeles

Ty Segall’s new band he’s producing shows you why everything he touches turns to gold.

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2. High Waisted | “Party in the Back” | Brooklyn, NY

Breakout Brooklyn party crew plays catchy surf rock inspired tunes. Look out for new record.

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3. The Skiffle Players | “Skifflin’” | Los Angeles |

Low and slow old style folk with a sound reminiscent of Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats.

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4. Beverly | “Victoria” | Brooklyn, NY

Soft pounding nostalgia over layered lo-fi new video shot by Jacob Graham.

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5. G.L.O.S.S. | “Give Violence a Chance” | Olympia, WA

Screeching fast pace aggressive anti cop revolution rock.

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6. Sheer Mag | “Can’t Stop Fighting” | Philly

“There aren’t many contemporary bands you could imagine unironically covering “Sweet Home Alabama” while some bloody-lipped fan stage-dives.” via pitchfork

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7. Skating Polly | “Oddie More” | Tacoma, WA

The Oklahoma based duo which began six years ago in middle school grows up with a personal 90’s rock aesthetic jam.

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8. The Snails | “Songs from the Shoebox” | Baltimore

Future Islands snazzy yacht rock side project.

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9. L.A. Witch | “Drive Your Car” | Los Angeles

Surfy death influenced garage rock with a vintage flair.

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10. Casual Hex | “Dry Spell” | Seattle

Modern take on classic punk with a dry pop Northwestern vibe.

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11. Big Ups | “National Parks” | Brooklyn

2nd album coming in strong from Brooklyn post hardcore quartet.

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12. Eerie Wanda | “There Aren’t Many Things” | Netherlands

Dutch-Croatian singer-songwriter Marina Tadic teamed up with members of Jacco Gardner and Bram Vervaet crank out dreamy ethereal sounds.

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13. The Coathangers | “Down Down” | Atlanta, Georgia

the Coathangers began as a joke in 2006, but the group’s music now certainly isn’t one. The band celebrates its 10-year anniversary with Nosebleed Weekend, an album Robin ranks as the group’s best so far. – NPR

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14. Rockaway (feat. Kristin Control / Dee of Dum Dum Girls) | “Hawaii”

“Built on cheery lo-fi guitars and cascading layers of sighing vocals… pleasant midtempo bop… if Ariel Pink teamed up with Yo La Tengo.” — Stereogum

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15. Burnt Palms | “Fold” | Seaside, California

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